It’s all aboard the Sugar Train, a sweet-themed slot from Eyecon. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, it comes with 2 pick’em rounds where each selection can award prizes of up to 100 times your total stake. Also on offer are up to 400 free spins. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
As you’d expect given the sugary theme, the visuals here are an explosion of colour. Set against a train track and tunnel that looks like it’s been made from icing sugar, the reels include a selection of tooth-rotting goodies. There are 10 standard symbols in all. They include cupcakes, sweeties, gobstoppers, lollipops, doughnuts, jelly babies, hearts and frogs. The most rewarding of these is the Sugar Train chocolate bar. Land 5 of these and you’ll win 200 times your total stake.
They’re joined by the yellow Gummy Bear which is the game’s wild – it replaces all other symbols apart from the rainbow scatter. All payouts that include the Gummy Bear are doubled. The Bear also triggers one Sugar Train’s 3 features:
Free Games feature – land 3, 4 or 5 Gummy Bears anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins. You can retrigger the feature up to 15 times giving you a potential 400 free spins.
Rainbow Pick feature – 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin will get you 3, 4 or 5 selections in the Rainbow Pick bonus. Each 1 of these picks can award a bonus of up to 100 times your total stake.
Gumball Bonus feature – this round is triggered when the red symbol on the Gumball Station sign is lit. Railway carriages appear under the reels. A claw will then remove 5 gumballs from those carriages and reveal a prize of up to 100 times your stake for each. A top prize of 500 times your total bet is on offer here.
Visually, Sugar Train is nicely done, staying just the right side of a saccharine overload. The soundtrack is the usual generic affair, punctuated by the occasional Carry On-style swanee whistle.
We’re not usually big fans of sugar-coated slots but the impressive range of features makes Sugar Train well worth a look. Yes, it’s a bit OTT and the design is certainly a little schmaltzy. If you can see past that, there’s some potentially tasty action on offer here as it’s a highly volatile offering. If you have a sweet tooth, Quickspin’s Sugar Trail and NextGen Gaming’s Lolly Land are worth tasting.